POSTS TAGGED: Wallpapers

Spruce Up Your Home Screen with Chromecast Wallpapers

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Android firmwares straight from OEMs usually have a rather poor choice of wallpapers available to select from. If you are looking for some good looking alternatives, you may want to consider downloading a wallpaper application or finding your desired background manually. Unlike Android, the Google Chromecast quite the opposite, shipping with quite a few beautiful images and pictures.

If you weren’t able to find a good looking wallpaper the old fashioned way, XDA Forum Member donniemceduns has made a handy application full of more than a few eye catching options. Chromecast Wallpapers, as the name suggests, is a collection of stock Chromecast wallpapers that have been made availa. . . READ ON »

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Give Your Screen Some Color with HexaTime Live Wallpaper

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We don’t often cover very many live wallpapers here on the XDA Portal. You may think that wallpapers are just wallpapers, and there is nothing special with them. Well, you are right for the most part. However, sometimes you might be proven wrong, and we think that this is one of those cases.

If you are a Web developer or a graphics designer, you’ve certainly heard of and possibly used hexadecimal color codes. This system is a positional numeral system with a radix, or base, of 16. It uses sixteen distinct symbols, 0-9 to represent values zero to nine, and A-F to represent ten to fifteen. For instance, black in hexadecimal is #000000 while white is #FFFFFF.

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Replace Your Current Wallpaper with Rwilco12’s Wallpaper Gallery

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When your home screen feels dull and boring, it most likely means that your wallpaper needs to be changed. Your wallpaper is quite literally the centerpiece of your Android home screen, so keeping it fresh and in sync with your theme can be quite challenging.

There are applications like 500 Firepaper by XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire that change the wallpaper automatically, but some of you might prefer to do this manually. A great alternative was created by XDA Forum Moderator rwilco12. His app is essentially a gallery of nearly 1000 high resolution images of many categories. The app lets you select a wallpaper from one of ten color categories.

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Find the Best Wallpapers for Your Device with Bitmado

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Have you ever spent time trying to figure out which wallpaper to use on your computers? The Internet offers almost limitless possibilities of great wallpapers, but wallpapers can just as easily become tiresome if you stare at them for too long. Some time ago, we had a pleasure of talking about 500 Firepaper by XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire. The main goal of that application was to change the wallpaper regularly at predefined intervals.

The Bitmado project by XDA Forum Member rden.april does things a little differently. Instead, it relies on the community to upload, rate, and select wallpapers. Bitmado is a great solution for those who want a new wallpaper every time they unlock their devices. T. . . READ ON »

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Skrillex Audio Visualizer Live Wallpaper Joins Deadmau5, Daft Punk; Commence Fist Pump

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XDA Senior member Metastable, creator of Epic Audio Visualizer, has done it again. You may remember a story in August here that followed Metastable as he developed a Deadmau5 inspired music visualizing live wallpaper. An interesting read for developers and Deadmau5 fans alike, the original thread (here) spawned a Daft Punk themed demo (here) and now a Skrillex version joins the mix. Metastable’s live wallpapers are music-reactive renderings of  artists stage setups.

Electronica is known for spectacular light shows, and Skrillex’ dubstep performances are no exception. Designed by Sensory Sync, Skrillex’ rig is one of the biggest and most advanced out there. Metastable’s . . . READ ON »

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Wallpapers Collection For Windows Phone 7

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Our tireless search for new themes and ways to personalize our devices will never stop.  Some looking for abstract images, others wanting animals and so on.  The variety is endless and the only thing matters is to have that original theme on your expensive toy.

We noticed the thread made by our XDA friend the0ne, presenting a good collection of themes for your Windows Phone 7. You can find two sets, one including wallpapers with a transparent effect, and the second one without the transparent effect. (Note that transparency does not work on Mango.) And you can find a variety of themes such as Superman, Minimalist Superhero, Pokemon, and many more.

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Epic Audio Visualizer – New Live Wallpapers Added!

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XDAer Metastable‘s Epic Audio Visualizer collection of sound-receptive live wallpapers has been enjoyed by many users since its release back in June. Correspondingly, Metastable has added several new wallpapers since, along with bugfixes and various optimisations across the wallpaper collection.

Recent additions include Falling Object, Laser and Galaxy style visualisations. As with some of the stock Android live wallpapers, these have been designed to respond to changes in audio output from the device – expect to see the pattern change as a song your phone is playing progresses.

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Follow the Creation of a Live Wallpaper

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Metastable, creator of the Epic Audio Visualizer live wallpaper collection, has recently decided to share some of the knowledge behind the developer’s ingenious creations through a thread in which the steps of creating a new live wallpaper are detailed.

While designing and creating a live wallpaper reproduction of Canadian musician Deadmau5’s current concert set, Metastable thought the XDA community would be interested to know what really goes into masterminding an example of one of the most popular cosmetic features of the Android platform.

By following the thread, users can read the code that is required for various effects and observe the direct outcome of tweaking such information. . . . READ ON »

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